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Americans for the Arts Releases 2018-2020 Strategic Plan

Americans for the Arts is pleased to release our 2018-2020 Strategic Plan. This three-year planning document describes how the organization—in alliance with our members, partners, and stakeholders—will build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts, and lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts […]

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Arts and Design Added into Career and Technical Education Bill

Today, the House Education Committee unanimously approved H.R. 5587, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act, by a vote of 37-0. The bipartisan legislation reauthorizes the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act. Since 1984, this law has provided federal support to state and local career and technical education (CTE) programs […]

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Americans for the Arts Joins 51 National and State Arts and Arts Education Organizations in Filing Joint Comments

August 1 marked the U.S. Department of Education’s deadline for public comments to the agency’s proposed regulations for state plans and accountability. The regulations are part of the implementation phase of the new K-12 education law passed in December 2015, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Over 21,000 comments were submitted in response to the agency’s […]

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Reps. Alcee Hastings and Walter Jones Lead Letter to Protect Military Bands

Reps. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) and Walter Jones (R-NC) led a bipartisan letter in support of the military bands of the United States Armed Forces. Americans for the Arts endorsed the letter, along with 19 organizations. Earlier this year during House consideration of the FY17 Department of Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 5293), Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) […]

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Career and Technical Education Bill Passes the House

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation to reauthorize career and technical education (CTE) programs that serve high school students. The bill, Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 5587), aims to provide more flexibility around the use of federal funding for CTE programs and increase public-private partnerships that help […]

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Coalition of Arts Organizations Unite Behind Arts and Culture Statement to Next Administration

Americans for the Arts joined with 65 arts organizations (and growing) to demonstrate to a new Administration how the arts can (and should) be included in its broader policy priorities under development. As presidential transition teams work on planning for a next Administration to take office in January 2017, Americans for the Arts joined the […]

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FAQs on 'The Hill' Report of a Funding Threat to the National Endowment for the Arts

On January 19, The Hill newspaper carried a troubling report related to funding for the arts in the incoming administration. The article said that transition team advisors to the President are calling for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities and privatizing the Corporation for Public […]

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